Hybrid Man / Machine Orchestra: Interfaces, Interaction, and Keeping it Together

Image courtesy Machine Orchestra. Ed.: From modern electronica to South Asian Classical music, machines to humans, the Machine Orchestra is doing fascinating things with electrically-powered, digitally-manipulated, physically-robotic music. Here’s more about what makes the ensemble tick. It’s been nearly three months since I had the opportunity to guest blog here on CDM about a project I am involved in called the Machine Orchestra. In Pt. 1 you were introduced to the directors behind the ensemble, Dr. Ajay Kapur and Michael Darling. Today however, we look at the Machine Orchestra from the inside out, and explore a few of the interfaces, …

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iPad, iPhone + Music Weekend Update: Logic, Live Control, or All-in-one Music

LiveControl for the iPad/iPod from ST8 on Vimeo. It’s fun watching projects progress. Since we covered control of Ableton Live with the iPad – noting a few of the early wrinkles in the setup – we’ve gotten new reports as people work out more efficient systems. And incidentally, if you don’t own an iPad, or like handheld-sized control (especially if you prefer to reserve space for a full-sized tactile controller with actual physical controls), a lot of this works on iPhone / iPod touch, too. I’m also curious to watch how people specify OSC messages for Live, as it could …

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